Definition of Acherontia atropos

1. Noun. European hawkmoth with markings on the back resembling a human skull.

Exact synonyms: Death's-head Moth
Generic synonyms: Hawk Moth, Hawkmoth, Hummingbird Moth, Sphingid, Sphinx Moth
Group relationships: Acherontia, Genus Acherontia



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acherontia Atropos

Achaius
Achall
Achang
Achara
Achard syndrome
Achaz
Ache
Achean
Acheans
Achenbach syndrome
Acheron
Acheron Fossae
Acheronian
Acherontia
Acherontia atropos
Acherontic
Acheson
Acheson process
Acheta
Acheta domestica
Acheulean
Acheulian
Acheulians
Achi
Achille Ratti
Achillea millefolium
Achillea ptarmica
Achillean

Literary usage of Acherontia atropos

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Transactions by Penzance Natural History and Antiquarian Society (1851)
"Observations, Sfc., on the Death's-head Moth (acherontia atropos). Bv MR. WILLIAM NOYE, ASSOCIATE OP THE SOCIETY. >HE Death's-head moth, ..."

2. The Entomologist; an Illustrated Journal of General Entomology by Edward Newman, Royal Entomological Society of London (1898)
"... Mr. Saxby, acherontia atropos and Smerinthus populi; Mr. Moss, preserved larvae; Mr. Johnson, an excellent series of varieties of Arctia caia, ..."

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